Today was a special day for us to go to court for the final step on our adoption process.  Our post-adoption visits were completed, the paperwork was filed, and today it all became official.  Madison's name is now officially "Echols." 

It was so sweet for Nixon, Tina, and Haley to be there with us since none of our family is in town.  We have truly been blessed by the village of people surrounding and supporting us.

Just as we were going up to the front of the courtroom, one of Madison's little boots fell off, and the judge said, "All of ya'll can come up here, get the boot and everybody come on!"  The courtroom laughed and we started with the proceedings.

It was a fun day to celebrate this step in our journey!

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